Claessens Fine Linen Canvas #13, 9.5oz, 84" x 11 yards
Fine Linen Canvas #13 is an oil-primed linen well suited for detail and portrait work.
Claessens' preprimed Belgian linen canvases are among the finest produced. After an initial inspection of the weave, the fabric is sheared to remove fluff, and vacuum cleaned. For oil-primed linen, this is followed by a 4-step preparation process of pumicing, sizing, priming and coating. The raw fabric is wetted and scrubbed with a pumice stone to give the linen a smooth surface. It is sized with rabbit skin glue to protect fibers from deterioration. A priming coat of zinc white and linseed oil is applied and allowed to dry 3 days. A paint coating of lead-free titanium-based primer and turpentine is applied and left to dry naturally for 10 days. Depending on the style and quality of the linen, some steps may be repeated 2 or 3 times. Until 1995, the oil-primed Claessens linens were primed with lead white pigment, which European regulations no longer allow.
There is a minimum order of 1 yard for this item.
Shipped truck freight to Canada.
The primed surface may vary between 82" and 84"
Canvas over 60-inches wide will incur an oversize shipping charge.